Do not fall into the common trap of thinking that a par-3 hole is somehow an easier hole. It’s not. A hole giving you 3 shots to make your ball is only dealing with the distance, not necessarily the difficulty level. You still need to play your best golf if you want to make par.
Knowing how to mark your scores is essential in the game of golf. Many people live and die by their score, so messing it up will give you a horrible reputation. You keep track of every time the club strikes the ball, the total being your score for that hole. The aim of the game is to reach each hole with the least number of strokes as you can.
Allow your mind to lead you in your play. If you are in need of a birdie on the next hole then plan to get an eagle. By setting your mind to this challenge you can improve your swing as your mind is attempting to see the increased goal and expectation. Allow these synaptic responses to work to your advantage.
A tip for practicing difficult golf putts is to try them with your eyes closed. It’s easy to get distracted from your technique when you want to watch the ball go to the hole- if you shut your eyes, it’s easier to feel the pendulum effect and the movement of your shoulders.
Only use chipping to direct the golf ball over an obstacle, such as out of the sand or over a small bump. If there is a direct path to your desired destination, putt the ball since this is a more accurate method of hitting the golf ball toward the hole.
You need to replace any divots that you make. To replace a divot you need to put the tuft of grass back into the hole and step on it firmly. This should make the course look better and make it easier to play on the next time you come golfing.
One rule of etiquette when playing golf is to replace your divots. Divots are made when the face of your club removes a chunk of dirt and grass from the ground with your swing. Whether your swing is good or bad, a divot can occur. It is never acceptable not to replace a divot, so make sure to replace your divot in the hole and lightly tamp it in. The roots of the grass of the replaced divot will quickly take hold again and the ground will not remain scarred.
Trick your mind so that you can focus for a better game. Many players always play from the same spot on the tee. Try playing from the opposite side. People get comfortable with what they know. So, when you switch sides of the tee, it forces you to focus on something new and gives you a different perspective on the hole.
As we alluded to at the top, you have to learn to play golf. You can’t just roll out of bed one morning and inherently be great at driving a ball 300 yards, lobbing it up another 100 onto the green and then putting over a 10-yard uneven surface to birdie every hole. That’s why you need to use these tips and don’t forget that.